Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe, 25, was a North Carolina teacher until last month – when she was accused of having sex with at least three male students who were underage.
Police got a tip from someone at the school and began interviewing faculty and students, when they say at least three boys came forward and told police how McAuliffe lured them off of campus in order to engage in sexual acts with them.
The four charges McAuliffe is now facing may land her behind bars for at least five years.
In addition, the school has cooperated with police and removed her as a part of their staff.
The Daily Caller reports:
This week’s high school math teacher busted for allegedly traumatizing three male students with a slew of sex is Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe.
McAuliffe, 25, taught — until just recently — at Rocky Mount Preparatory School, a public charter school in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Two of the male high schoolers who endured sex trauma with McAuliffe were 17 years old and the third one was 16 years old, according to police.
Local police arrested McAuliffe on May 5, based on an initial tip from school officials, reports the Rocky Mount Telegram.
Investigators say they talked with several students and teachers over an unspecified period of time before arresting the 25-year-old teacher.
All the alleged sex occurred off campus, detectives said.
Rocky Mount Prep officials had removed McAuliffe from the classroom on May 4. They officially sacked her on May 8.
“We have fully cooperated with police on this matter and she is no longer an employee of the school,” Todd Pipkin, the school principal, told the Telegram.
McAuliffe posted a $20,000 bond after her arrest.
She appeared in court on Tuesday.
McAuliffe’s career as a teacher was brief. She began her stint at Rocky Mount Preparatory School in the fall of 2016. It’s not clear if she had been employed as a teacher before that.
The Daily Mail was able to hunt down some of McAuliffe’s social media posts, which now appear to be removed.
The posts appear to indicate that she is single and lives in town with a cat and a dog, the British tabloid reported.
The defrocked teacher now faces a trio of counts of sexual activity with a student as well as a single count of indecent liberties with a minor, according to Durham ABC affiliate WTVD.
The four charges carry a combined maximum total of five years in prison.